Soul's Beauty (Sibylla Palmifera) (fair copy manuscript, Delaware Art Museum)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Sibylla Palmifera
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1867
Type of Manuscript: holograph pen and ink fair copy
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Delaware Art Museum, Bancroft Collection
Note: Bought in 1948 from B. F. Stevens and Brown Ltd. for L9.13.3.

Physical Description

Paper: writing paper, measurements: 18 x 11 cm
Watermark: watermarked

Scholarly Commentary


The title of the manuscript argues that it is an early copy, probably made around the time the poem was written in 1867. The variant in line 7 indicates that the text may predate all of the printed texts.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 1-1867.delms.rad.xml
Copyright: Digital images courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection.